Local summer spa specials


Summer is in full swing, and that means days of lounging by the pool and sea. While the warm, sunny weather can do wonders for stress relief, however, it can also wreak havoc on the skin. This season, the following local spas are offering seasonal specials to pamper and rejuvenate the body and help it keep that summer glow.

The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Located along the Ponte Vedra oceanfront, the Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is offering three seasonal specials this summer, the first of which is a “Lavender Limeade Sea Salt & Citrus Pedicure,” starting at $65. The treatment, which lasts 50 minutes, includes a lavender hibiscus mineral bath soak, a citrus grass sea salt scrub with organic alfalfa powder, and a citrus “Hello Yello” shea butter massage. This special is also applicable for a manicure.

The “Watermelon Cucumber Cooler” special, which starts at $200 for 80 minutes, includes an herbal citrus-cilantro oil rub, an exfoliating watermelon and basil oil scrub and a 50-minute body milk massage with scents of melon and cucumber.

The last special starts at $145 for a 50-minute “Strawberry Lavender Himalayan Facial.” The facial begins with a green tea milk wash made with coconut milk and green tea extract for hydration. Next, skin is exfoliated with a mask comprised of rice powder, strawberry extract, clay and lavender buds, and is then soothed with a lavender-hibiscus steamed towel compress with Himalayan salt and organic flower petal. The treatment concludes with a firming peptide-infused moisturizer.

The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is located at 302 Ponte Vedra Blvd. For additional information, visit www.pvspa.com or call (904) 273-7700.


The Sawgrass Spa

While Sawgrass is best known for its golf course, the Sawgrass Marriott Spa is offering many noteworthy specials that will be available weekly, Monday through Thursday, throughout the month of July.

One special, the “BIOTEC Line Eraser Facial,” is an anti-aging treatment that uses a BIOTEC machine to smooth wrinkles and keep skin healthy and energized. This treatment can either be purchased at $140 for 50 minutes, or $195 for 80 minutes. Another package being offered is the 80-minute “Elemis Frangipani Wrap,” which includes a salt scrub, body wrap, warm towel and foot massage and scrub for $175. The Sawgrass Spa is also offering a “Weekday Wellness” special, which includes a classic 50-minute facial for $99.

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is located at 1000 PGA Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 674-4772 or visit www.marriott.com.


Poseidon Spa

St. Augustine’s famed Casa Monica Hotel is home to the new Poseidon Spa, which is currently offering several “Sun-Kissed Splendor” specials through Aug. 31.

Each of the “Sun-Kissed” treatments, which include a facial, pedicure and massage, incorporate honey-rich products in order to invigorate and repair sun-soaked skin. The facial includes a purifying cleanse, steam, skin analysis, exfoliation, optional extractions, a redness relief signature face massage and more. The massage, on the other hand, includes an antioxidant-rich face massage and honey foot hydration with a customized pressure massage to hydrate skin and improve circulation. Both the facial and massage are priced at $140 for 50 minutes or $205 for 80 minutes, and can each be upgraded to include additional services for a $70 upcharge. The 50-minute pedicure is $65 and includes a soak, exfoliation, skin massage, masque, polish and more.

The Poseidon Spa is located at 53 King St., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 819-6115 or visit www.casamonica.com.


The Spa at One Ocean

Located on the shores of Atlantic Beach, The Spa at One Ocean is offering the following two specials, which patrons can take advantage of through Sept. 30.

For those seeking to soften their touch, the “Sea Salt & Sunflower Mani/Pedi Renewal” might be beneficial. The 90-minute treatment begins with a detoxifying sea salt mineral soak, followed by a shea butter and sugar coconut scrub to smooth the skin. Next, skin is repaired with a Vitamin A and antioxidant-rich sunflower honey butter serum. Finally, after the hands are massaged with a nourishing lotion, the nail polish is applied. The cost of the treatment, including the service charge, is $125.

The second special is called the “Endless Wave Experience,” and it includes a full-body Himalayan salt exfoliation treatment, as well as a full-body massage with organic essential oil marine gel. The cost of this two-hour treatment is $295, service charge included.

One Ocean Resort & Spa is located at 1 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. For more information, call (904) 249-7402 or visit www.oneoceanresort.com.